Kenny Stinson & Perfect Tym'n

 

From Franklin, Kentucky. They are a very high energy, fresh, entertaining band that will keep your attention throughout the show. Kenny got his start in bluegrass music playing with his family at the young age of 10. Kenny has also played with many of the Bluegrass Greats such as Jimmy Martin, David Davis, Changing Times, Gary Waldrip and James Monroe. Kenny put his own band together 7 years ago, and you could say he went back to the family..

 

The band members are Kenny Stinson, mandolin and vocals, Rhonda Stinson, vocals, Sonny Smith, banjo, Gavin Stinson, bass and Blake Johnson on guitar.

 

The Mighty Dreadful

 

From Seattle, Wa. There aren’t many musical conglomerates that can boast like The Mighty Dreadful. Through hard work and determination, they have established themselves as one of Washington’s most prolific and dynamic bluegrass groups. Their living-room recordings earned them a slot at the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival, after which they were praised for their vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess. The newly arranged stringband has since recorded eight original songs, and a variety of covers. When not in the studio, the Dreadful combine to form a musical juggernaut on stage, captivating audiences with strong vocal harmonies and self-deprecating humor.

 

The band members are Clayton Kaiser, guitar, mandolin and vocals, Kelly Erb, fiddle and vocals, Andy Lowe, bass, and Nick McLean, guitar and vocals.

 

Jackie Fox & The Hounds

 

From Spokane, WA. Acoustic music with an eclectic and rocking variety of bluegrass, old time country, folk and occasional blues or jazz infused songs. Performing cover and original music.

 

Always a "howling" good time!

 

The band members are Jackie McIntyre Fox, guitar and vocals, Brad Keeler, guitar, mandolin, banjo and fiddle, Jim Pittman, bass, and Phillip Brown, fiddle.

 

New South Fork

 

Comes from Idaho Falls, ID. New South Fork returns this year for their fourteenth consecutive appearance at the Bannock County Bluegrass Festival. The band consists of: Carrie Bean has been holding down the bass duties in the band as well as singing and song writing from the beginning.  She did take a couple of years off to complete her college education, but is excited to be back performing with the group. Emily Frank has also been playing with New South Fork Bluegrass since the formation of the band.  She covered the bass duties for a couple of years while Carrie attended school. Emily writes many of the songs for the group, and is now back on guitar. Ron Hillier was recruited to play banjo with band last fall and his vocals and fine banjo work are a welcome addition to the group.  Ron played banjo with his band, Deadline Ridge, which played the Bannock County Festival for many years. Fred Frank, who is playing mandolin with the group is a founding member of New South Fork.  He has held down both the mandolin, and banjo playing duties with the group.

 

Wid Coyotes

 

Comes from Pocatello, Idaho and surrounding areas. The Wild Coyotes, from southeast Idaho, bring you a program spanning a wide variety of traditional American roots styles.  The Coyotes play music from the old time, bluegrass, classic and contemporary folk, and cowboy genres set to classic old-time string band instrumentation with wonderful vocals.

 

The band members are Vince Crofts, fiddle and vocals, Carrie Bean, bass and vocals, Rick McCracken, banjo and vocals and  Sallie Sublett, guitar and vocals.

 

Red Desert Ramblers

 

From Salt Lake City, Utah. Red Desert plays bluegrass old country and swing music. With combined experience of over 150 years, members blend traditional harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks. This band is very popular at festivals has performed at bluegrass and folk festivals in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado.

 

The band members are Steve Hewson mandolin, guitar and vocals, Dave Bates, bass & vocals, Joe Farmer, mandolin & vocals, Rick Martinez, banjo & vocals, Sharon Mitchell, hammered dulcimer & vocals.

 

Portneuf Gap

 

From Pocatello, ID. A chance meeting, and our shared passion for playing, singing and entertaining brought us together.  Our music is played from the heart and we hope that by sharing it with you, you too will discover the charm and beauty of this original American music known as "Bluegrass".

 

The band members are Randy Hackworth, guitar and vocals, Jim or (Jake) Jacobson, banjo and vocals, Max Gregory, bass and vocals and Kevin Smith, fiddle, guitar and vocals

 

 

From Pocatello, ID. The Paradise Front Porch Band started with two friends singing at a Boy Scout Fundraiser.   A few neighbors joined in and soon a group formed.  Five neighbors all live in "Paradise" acres subdivision and go to the same Church.  They love to sing together especially enjoy blending sweet harmonys.  Two years ago a young Fiddle player who had never played Bluegrass before joined the group which added a fresh sound to the Band.  They play Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Folk, and a few songs which don't fit into any caregory.  They play some very unusual instruments in the Band which makes the music even more fun.  They love playing music together and enjoying life in "Paradise."